Mon.Aug 08, 2011

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Why a Municipal Website Moved to Facebook

Ari Herzog

Mayor Keisuke Hiwatashi of Takeo, Japan, a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, frowns when people leave comments on municipal websites (especially those with blogs or other interactive content) with anonymous names and handles.

Recipe for Successful Blogging

Mindjumpers

Tweet Blogging can be complicated and it is quite different from traditional writing styles. Blogging is a quick and an interactive way of expressing your ideas – more like online diaries, but written with an aim of making people read it.

Public Relations vs. Marketing

Spin Sucks

Last week I violated the rules of the Network of PR Professionals LinkedIn group. I didn’t mean to, but, according to the group “rules,&# you can only post things in there that are about traditional PR.

Crowd source your next cup of coffee with Twitter

Janet Fouts

I ran across a post about Johnathan Stark’s crowd-funding experiment this weekend and I couldn’t resist playing along. Here’s the story. Johnathan created a web page on his site and uploaded a screen shot of his Starbucks Card.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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B2B Marketing Infographic: How Are B2B Marketers Optimizing Their Funnel?

PWB Marketing Blog

From the top B2B marketing metrics to the most effective demand generation tactics, MarketingSherpa put together a great infographic they shared at the B2B Summit 2011. MarketingSherpa’s B2B infographic was based on data from their 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Study to be released later this year.

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An open letter to Google and G+

Jeff Esposito

Dear Google, You started off so very nice with Google Plus. It was clean, had a lot of white space and then I could share what I wanted with who I wanted and see information from who I wanted. It was lust that I was hoping would turn into love.

15 Indirect Affiliate Marketing Tricks that Work

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Harrison Li of Blog Lectures. If you have ever bought something online, with no doubt, there have also been times when you rejected buying a certain product. And if you won’t buy it, the seller loses money. What about when you do buy something? As usual, you check out the item, all excited, and make sure it ships to your place as soon as possible. But, behind the scenes, there are tricks that naturally go unnoticed that were used to magnetically entice you to purchase.

Every Day

Waxing UnLyrical

Every day is the same. The sun rises, the darkness recedes. Bird calls get louder and then fade as the roar of traffic takes over. Your alarm clock goes off (or maybe your dog wakes you up), you begin your morning ablutions, you take the same route, you get to work. It’s another day.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

How Not to Spam Your Customers

Engaging Brand

Spam is the bane of my life so when Natalie Hunter of Online Schools offered to give us some advice I took it. Here is her take on how NOT to spam customers. When most people think of spam, they think of unwanted e-mail or uninvited messages over social networks and instant messaging programs. Yet there are also spam Web sites. Most people browsing the Web are aware of the things that make these sites seem “spammy” and will group your Web site with them if they share those qualities.

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Can You Build A Brand On Facebook?

Small Business Mavericks

As marketers, we like to talk about how you can brand yourself wherever you go. You can brand yourself on Google and Bing. You can brand yourself on billboards. You can brand yourself at the local Chamber of Commerce. You can brand yourself on Twitter. You can brand yourself with articles and through your blog. But can you brand yourself through Facebook? Can you brand your company through Facebook?

How It Gets Social

Absolute PA

Towards the end of 2009 I was asked to contribute a short piece on the rise of social media networking for Creative Action Design’s annual, Ingredients.

How I Made it onto Freshly Pressed 3 Times in 6 Months

ProBlogger

This guest post is by Hassan Osman of TheCouchManager.com. Less than a month after I launched my blog, one of my posts got featured on Freshly Pressed—Wordpress.com’s homepage where each weekday, ten posts are selected from around 450,000 new blog posts.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 social media must-reads that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 20 Expert Tips for Better Facebook Marketing. By Pamela Seiple Nurturing a Facebook presence that actually provides business benefits takes some work.

Cartoon of the day

Jeff Esposito

Cartoon of the Day Garfield Good looking cat Jim Davis Mirror

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Digital Done For You: Your digital marketing served on a platter

Absolute PA

There are no shortcuts for successful digital marketing and there’s no getting around it. Marketing your business using social media and online takes time, consistency and effort. If you’re a small business wanting to raise your profile and find business leads online you may as well accept that it will probably require your continued involvement. The good news is that not only does it really work but you also don’t have to do it all!

Digital Audit – Your Online Credit Check

Absolute PA

The first step to using social media and online marketing is plotting a plan of action. It’s really tempting to just dive in, afterall – it’s free to set up an account on social networks, and everyone’s doing it, so how hard can it be? Right? WRONG! The biggest mistake small businesses make is jumping in without. looking at which activities are suited to their business, their customers and their unique way of working.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Nice Things People Say About Me

Absolute PA

Here are just some of the nice things people say about working with me… Alicia is personable, friendly reliable, her work is fab, she is a great font of knowledge on many things including Facebook, and Twitter and she will certainly provide you with a top level of support that you need. I would have absolutely no hesitation in referring her time and time again… Mark Shaw, UK Twitter Expert and Published Author.